Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands
by Staff | June 5th, 2016, 8:39 pm
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RICOH OPEN
‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Surface: grass


Women’s Seeds:
Belinda Bencic, Jelena Jankovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Jelena Ostapenko, Laura Siegemund, Coco Vandeweghe, Eugenie Bouchard, Anna-Lena Friedsam

Women’s Floaters: Kiki Bertens

Women’s Notes: Last year’s runner-up Bencic is the lone Top 10 player, coming off injury after missing the French Open…Wildcards were awarded to Dutchwomen Indy de Vroome and Richel Hogenkamp, and Hungary’s Dalma Galfi…Pulling out of the field were Timea Babos, Annika Beck, Camila Giorgi, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Strycova…The French Open semifinalist Bertens only snuck into the field after player withdrawals…Giorgi beat Bencic in last year’s final…Vandeweghe (2014) is the lone former champ in the field.

Men’s Seeds: David Ferrer, Bernard Tomic, Ivo Karlovic, Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey, Andreas Seppi, Gilles Muller, Nicolas Mahut

Men’s Floaters: Robin Haase, Adrian Mannarino

Men’s Notes: No Top 10 players in the field…The former champ Ferrer will try and make up for a disappointing claycourt season where he didn’t win a title…Tough starts for (7) Muller vs. Haase and (6) Seppi vs. Mannarino…Wildcards were spread around to American Stefan Kozlov, Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and Dutchman Igor Sijsling…Withdrawing from the event were Richard Gasquet, David Goffin, Pablo Carren Busta, Alexandr Dolgopolov, Joao Sousa, Fernando Verdasco and Alexander Zverev…In last year’s final Mahut beat Goffin…Former champs in the field are Mahut (2015,’13), Ferrer (2012,’08), and Benjamin Becker (2009).

AEGON OPEN
Nottingham, England; Surface: grass

Seeds: Karolina Pliskova, Johanna Konta, Caroline Wozniacki, Monica Puig, Yanina Wickmayer, Heather Watson, Mona Barthel, Christina McHale

Floaters: Laura Robson

Notes: Field features one Top 20 player in Pliskova…Wozniacki returns from a foot injury…Wildcards were awarded to Pliskova and Brits Robson and Freya Christie…The slew of tournament withdrawals included former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, Madison Keys, Petra Cetkovska, Irina Falconi, Monica Niculescu and Lesia Tsurenko…In the tournament’s WTA-level debut last year Ana Konjuh, who returns this year, beat Niculescu in the final.

 


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One Comment for Wozniacki Returns in Nottingham; Men, Women Combine on Grass in Netherlands

BBB Says:

Poor Woz. She was the poster child for those godawful Stella McCartney dishrags for so long. But it’ll be Garbine from now on.

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